John JonesModeratorJuly 12, 2022 at 11:57 amPost count: 13645
New project here. Tom has been waiting for a very long time… I am glad we are finally getting it in.
I think we are pretty much building a stock shell, with a call look pan, bigger motor, dual carbs, some cool wheels… probably some disc brakes…
I wonder how long Tom has owned this one? First Beetle? probably not…
I’m gonna get it unloaded.. wash it down a tad… keep the damn dirt out of my eye;s under it… 😎 Wrap my head around what needs to happen..
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊russParticipantJuly 12, 2022 at 1:26 pmPost count: 147
beetle builds seem to go super fast for you guys
i love a good bug buildSunny66SunroofParticipantJuly 12, 2022 at 9:35 pmPost count: 132
Awesome JJ! Pulled this one out of Death Valley, right next to the Dwarf Car Museum after watching it on Samba for like 2 yrs!!! Title said it was a Montana car before making it’s way to Arizona. Kinda explains the rust n dust! I’ve owned it about a year. After some serious massaging by you guys, it will make it’s home just north of Tampa, FL. You are right on with where we’re going, stock Sea Blue shell, California look stance on some BRMs (if I can find the limited edition chrome w/ Flat black), Ivory interior, hopefully a freeway Flyer with a nice 1915 dual Weber engine. Not my first Bug, but will probably be the best one!
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!John JonesModeratorJuly 13, 2022 at 6:15 amPost count: 13645
That was fast! Tom got right on here… 😎
I got your body unbolted yesterday, doors off, last fender,hood.. gonna pull out glass and and such and get it off the pan and on a dolly… 😎
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊John JonesModeratorJuly 13, 2022 at 8:35 amPost count: 13645
She has some bumps and bruises… pretty much looks like the right side of the car took all the punishment.
I know we need a right side heater channel and pan half… I’ll be surprised if we don’t need both sides😎😎😎😎😎
How about that fuse block👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊Sunny66SunroofParticipantJuly 13, 2022 at 4:56 pmPost count: 132
Yeah, I could see from the photos when I bought it the right side had the rust n scrapes….Guess they took it out a few times in a Montana winter….
What the heck is that on the fuse block?……Musta liked dielectric grease and of course the desert sand mixed in…Hey at least it still had the original clips holding the fuse block in….lol!
I’ll share some shots of my friend Mike’s trip from Arizona when picking the car up (a great friend to go and get this thing out of Death Valley)
Somewhere near Gila Bend….then on to Utah…
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!Gretchen JonesModeratorJuly 13, 2022 at 5:47 pmPost count: 1379
Yeah, I could see from the photos when I bought it the right side had the rust n scrapes….Guess they took it out a few times in a Montana winter…. What the heck is that on the fuse block?……Musta liked dielectric grease and of course the desert sand mixed in…Hey at least it still had the original clips holding the fuse block in….lol! I’ll share some shots of my friend Mike’s trip from Arizona when picking the car up (a great friend to go and get this thing out of Death Valley) Somewhere near Gila Bend….then on to Utah… Gump Point!
love these pics and totally recognize those views!!!!!!!!!!
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!John JonesModeratorJuly 14, 2022 at 8:42 amPost count: 13645
She’s ready for the dolly… Dolly should be available very very soon…. 😎 😎 There’s an oval window on it now… 😎
I want to decide what metal I am gonna order and get it ordered!!! 😎 I can be abrasive cleaning while it’s being shipped…
If I am changing one side of your pan, I am gonna do both sides for sure… Just for good measure… I kinda feel that way about your heater channels too… If one side is gone.. the other sides not far behind… 😎 we for sure need aprons…
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊Sunny66SunroofParticipantJuly 14, 2022 at 12:45 pmPost count: 132
I agree, wanna do this thing right…no problem doing both sides pans & heater channels…just makes sense…..
Anything we do let’s get the best we can…..which I know you guys already do…. 🙂
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!Pat KParticipantJuly 14, 2022 at 5:03 pmPost count: 2933
Off the pan onto the dolly.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorJuly 15, 2022 at 6:25 amPost count: 13645
woop woop!!! I think we should brace them door jambs and hack out some heater channels.. 😎
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊John JonesModeratorJuly 16, 2022 at 5:49 amPost count: 13645
Funky Green heater channels on the way… He doesn’t sell later than 57 pans… so I will get them from Wolfsburgwest.
Monday, I am bracing up a body and cutting out heater channels… 😎
Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊volksaddictParticipantJuly 16, 2022 at 7:44 amPost count: 988
Hey I got a couple just like that 🙂 🙂
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